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The Classic Guitar Society of Western Australia is a voluntary, non-profit making organisation incorporated in 1960 aiming to promote playing and appreciation of the classic guitar and to foster camaraderie amongst its members.

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The objectives of the Society are to:

  • encourage the playing and appreciation of the classical guitar amongst the broader musical and general community;
  • promote performance by guitarists through varied means;
  • facilitate the development of student guitarists;
  • foster camaraderie amongst teachers, students and those interested in the objectives of the Society;
  • provide members with free access to Society functions and discounted entry to Society concerts at the discretion of the Committee;
  • keep members informed in matters relevant to these objectives;
  • co-operate with those elsewhere who share similar objectives; and
  • encourage local guitar makers and development of the guitar repertoire.

Upcoming Events

27th August 2016 (Saturday) - 7:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Recital

Solo and Ensemble Repertoire

Venue: Braham Auditorium at Trinity College (East Perth)


27th August 2016 (Saturday) - 3:00pm

West Australia Mandolin Orchestra

40th Anniversary Concert

Venue: Fremantle Town Hall

$35 Adult, $30 Concession, $70 Family, $10 Children (under 15)

Tickets: 08 9337 4109

Download an event flyer

4th September 2016 (Sunday) - 3pm

Stephanie Jones (Guitar) - In Recital

Stephanie is an extremely accomplished classical guitarist and is currently in Germany studying for a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance with Thomas Müller-Pering at the University of Music, Franz Liszt. We are indeed privileged that she will be playing for us in North Perth. https://stephaniejonesguitar.com/biography.

Venue: North Perth Lesser Hall, View Street, North Perth.

Tickets available at door: $15 adults / $12 concession / $10 for CGSWA members
Available on line from https://trybooking.com/MODA or at the door

8th September 2016 (Thursday) - 7:00pm

UWA Guitar Hero - John Casey Retirement Concert

We invite you to join us for a concert to celebrate all that John has done for music in WA! We are delighted that John’s former student Craig Odgen, will be flying in from the UK to perform at this special event!

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

Attendance is free and your can reserve your tickets by emailing concerts@uwa.edu.au or calling 6488 7836. Please share with anyone who knows John and would like to come along!

16th September 2016 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Chrystian Dozza- Guitar Concert

Chrystian Dozza is one of the leading lights of the new generation of Brazilian instrumental musicians. More at: http://www.quaternaglia.com.br/e-chrystian.php

Venue: North Perth Lesser Hall, 24 View Street, North Perth

Tickets: Available online at https://trybooking.com/MFFB
($32 adults, $27 conc, $22 members, but with discounted prices online of $30 adults, $25 conc, $20 members)

17th September 2016 (Saturday) 10am - 12noon

Masterclass with Brazilian virtuoso Chrystian Dozza

Venue: Room 1.225, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

$80 for players. For observers, this class is free for guitar society members, or $5 all others.

Interested players should contact Jonathan Paget at j.paget@ecu.edu.au (Limited places remaining).

18th September 2016 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Players Forum No. 2

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Interested players should email events@guitarwa.com.au.

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp.

20th September 2016 (Tuesday) - 1.10pm

Classical Guitar Showcase

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)


20th September 2016 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Goes with the Territory

Mainly Australian music and poetry: performed by Jonathan Paget (guitar) and Glen Phillips (poetry and readings)

"Goes with the Territory" is a collaboration between two artistic researchers at Edith Cowan University. Jonathan Paget is a leading Australian guitarist, and Head of Classical Music at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Reviews describe his "subtle, intimate artistry," and "brilliant technique." Glen Phillips is an acclaimed Australian poet and author of more than 40 poetry books, renowned for his poignant portrayals of the Western Australian bush. Reviewers say his work is "continually finding imagery for human emotions" and "poetry of love and landscape abound." He is Honorary Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)

ENTRY BY DONATION (all proceeds to World Vision)

22nd September 2016 (Thursday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Sonatas and Fantasies

Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget

Fantasy and sonata represent two polar opposites of the musical spectrum: 'fantasy' evokes freedom and imagination, and 'sonata' embodies abstraction and sounding structure. Through composers spanning the Renaissance to the present day, this program explores the various ways guitar composers have followed either their heads or their hearts.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $26 Full, $21 Conc (waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice or 9370 6895)

25th October 2016 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Kaleidoscope

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Presenting the diversity of guitar music from around the globe.

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (ECU, Mount Lawley, Building 15)


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